In recent weeks we had a lot of controversy here at Messianic Jewish Musings about Passover, the Last Supper, and the timing of Yeshua’s crucifixion and resurrection. I have taken some of the earlier material, made an extensive introduction explaining options and alternative theories, and have laid it all out in a 14 page paper. Whew! That’s a lot to read, I know.
In the introduction, I spell out a number of proposals by which it is possible to doubt that Yeshua’s Last Supper was a Passover Seder held on a Thursday night. There is the alternative chronology view, popular among people who love Torah but are skeptical of the Jewish calendar. There is the view that the gospel accounts are contradictory or that multiple calendars were used by multiple groups of Jews, or that the Last Supper was a Quasi-Passover.
In the article, I spell all this out in depth and deal with most of the issues. I did not include a section dealing with the claim of Daniel Gregg and others that Yeshua was raised on a Saturday and not a Sunday. That is a good issue for a separate blog post. I may get around to it on Sunday, resurrection day (according to me and millions of others but not to Gregg).
Anyway, I know 14 pages is a lot, but there is a lot of white space, the font is big, and its a good thing to snuggle up with over a cup of coffee and a Bible during these holidays.
You can access the paper on the Tikvat David Torah Learning page here. It is called “Passover and Yeshua’s Crucifixion.”